Researching the inner life of the African Peace and Security Architecture : APSA inside-out / edited by Katharina P.W. Döring, Ulf Engel, Linnéa Gelot, and Jens Herpolsheimer.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
xix, 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.


  • African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (Series) ; v. 25. [More in this series]
  • Africa-Europe group for interdisciplinary studies, 1574-6925 ; volume 25
Summary note
"This edited volume offers new insights into the inner life of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and introduces scholars of African security dynamics to innovative epistemological, conceptual and methodological approaches. Based on intellectual openness and an interest in transdisciplinary perspectives, the volume challenges existing orthodoxies, poses new questions and opens a discussion on actual research practice. Drawing on Global Studies and critical International Studies perspectives, the authors follow inductive approaches and let the empirical data enrich their theoretical frameworks and conceptual tools. In this endeavor they focus on actors, practices and narratives involved in African Peace and Security and move beyond the often Western-centric premises of research carried out within rigid disciplinary boundaries"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Researching the inner life of the African Peace and Security Architecture / Katharina P.W. Döring and Jens Herpolsheimer
  • Trying to understand the implementation of APSA, or lack thereof. 'African security culture', knowledge gaps and the prospects of roll-call analysis / Ulf Engel
  • Discursive norm contestation in APSA research : exploring 'African solutions to African problems' and emergent APSA norm / Dawit Yohannes and Fana Gebresenbet
  • Societal perspectives on African interventions : three methodological approaches / Antonia Witt
  • Explaining APSA from the perspective of informal international practices / Thomas Kwasi Tieku
  • Researching APSA through a spatial lens / Katharina P.W. Döring and Jens Herpolsheimer
  • Insights into complex relationships : ECOWAS-donor relations on regional peace and security / Yvonne Akpasom and Lilian Seffer
  • Studying femocrats, gendered practices, and narratives of masculinist protection / Toni Haastrup
  • The buzz about inclusion in peace research : policy and practice in IGAD and SADC / Michael Aeby and Jamie Pring
  • Research collaboration : interpreting Somali community perspectives on African-led interventions / Linnéa Gelot and Alin Hilowle
  • Understanding the inner life of African regional coalitions : a survey method proposal / Amandine Gnanguênon
  • Navigating APSA research from a global studies perspective / Linnéa Gelot and Ulf Engel.
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